When California farmer Mike Yorusek realized he was throwing away up to 400 tons of carrots a day because of their imperfections, he decided to shave down the ugly ones and sell them as snack-size nubs. They were so popular that people started developing miniature carrot strains, harvesters pulled their carrots immaturely so they would be smaller, and the industry was changed forever… and that’s where baby carrots come from. Source